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Unregulated Gambling Sites Under Stringent German State Scrutiny

The Lower Saxony German State is conducting investigations in order to impede local banks from processing transfers of funds to and from unregulated and unlicensed casino online sites. According to the German legislation covering Internet gambling, all operations are effectively banned as long as the operators are proven not under the state. There are however several disputes and on-going appeals and the Internet gaming laws are currently in some form of a legal minefield. Nevertheless, the Lower Saxony state is already tackling some of the ways on how the government can prevent banks from processing payment transactions to and withdrawals from Internet wagering sites which are considered unlicensed.

As to the current legal status of Internet gaming in Germany, almost all mobile gaming is illegal all over the country. This is in accordance to the Interstate Treaty on Gambling which took effect in 2008. The law was formulated for the protection of the German citizens from the black market or rouge and unregulated operators. Nevertheless, there are debates and claims that this legislation has been designed in order to favor gambling operators which are under the control of the state. Despite all the protests and speculations, the German legislators in charge of Internet betting are now forcing financial institutions and banks to ban Internet gaming transactions. There are sources saying that this is in contrast to the European Union laws as well as the EU. Internet gaming operators have already taken legislative actions to overturn or clarify the present situation.

According to a 2012 data, there are 20 gaming licenses which have already been granted to select operators. The figure is quite minimal compared to over 100 applications received for gaming licenses. Furthermore, a state of limbo is somehow on-going in the virtual gambling world as no licenses have been granted to date. Moreover, court suspensions are imposed due to legal challenges. Based on information from gaming insiders, poker licenses have been granted in several states. However, the licenses will still be reviewed in 2018. German banks and gambling are two entities which are now highly impacted due to the banned transactions from banks to unregulated operators.

 

16th Birthday Celebration of Slotland Starts with Lowered Slot Bets

Slotland is celebrating its 16th birthday in the industry this month. As one of the most trusted and oldest casino online in the world, the site proudly gives away tons of bonuses and freebies. Moreover, Slotland announces its newest lower bets on selected slot games, all eight of them. According to Michael Hilary, manager of Slotland, the site is indeed one of the top and oldest operators in the world however they have only offered real money Internet slots to their customers in 1998. As a remarkable milestone, Slotland thought of celebrating the event starting off with the best and most irresistible bonuses and freebies for the weekend. Players and registered members of the site will receive up to $15 free chips through their email.

 

Another gaming bonus is the 45% boost added to the deposits of account holders. Some of the eight popular slot games are now offered with lower bet options. Carnival, Fruit Mania, and Pearls of Atlantis allow players to enjoy more and longer playing time for their dollars. As low as five cents per spin is guaranteed to implement this very minimal betting requirement. Other games that have lower bets include Golden 8, Magic, Tikal Treasure, Halloween Magic as well as Lucky Stars. These games have changed and lowered maximum bets for longer plays and higher chances of winning. There are long-time players who have recently reminisced the pioneering days of Slotland in the mobile gaming arena.

 

Despite the introduction of new and more innovative games at Slotland.com, players are still into classic games of Jacks or Better and Booster among others. According to a player named Tricia M, her playing experience at Slotland started in 2000 and her favorite game since then and will always be the Treasure Box. For Sandy M, her early favorite is the game of Jacks or Better however he also got to play Treasure Box and got hooked to it since then. For Julia J, Treasure Box in Slotland is definitely a good way of getting huge winnings and prizes. Melanie B on the other hand loves Booster because of the huge payout.

Euro 2016 Qualifier and UK Football Bets May Get Big Winnings

Huge winnings are up for grabs at UK sportsbook, Betfair. The site is offering millions of pounds worth of returns for bets placed on the UK League One and Euro 2016 games. According to Colossus Bets, players who accessed their services will be given the chance to take home a whopping £1 million cash prize in bet winnings. Players are constantly joining the casino online in order to take part in millions of cash prizes weekly offered for the football bets. There are 15 leg pool bets in a weekly basis where players could wager on Home, Draw or Away options. Sports bettors could also choose the 1X2 format bets to get minimum win funds of £500,000 and bonus. Continue reading Euro 2016 Qualifier and UK Football Bets May Get Big Winnings

Microgaming Gets Top Prize for Digital Product of the Year

The Global Gaming Awards is a prestigious award-giving entity in the bookmaking arena. Microgaming has proven yet again its powerful influence and success in the casino online industry during the ceremony. The major gaming software developer took home the top prize for the 2014 Digital Product of the Year. The awards night was held in Las Vegas last September and many huge names in the gaming industry graced the show. The recognition was for land based and Internet gaming brands and operators. Nominees were chosen with their previous performances from the last awards as basis. A panel of 50 industry leaders is the tasked committee to choose the deserving winners. The judges were from the KPMG Gibraltar and Internet gaming world.

 

For the main award, Digital Product of the Year, there are 10 companies nominated to vie for the prestigious recognition. Despite the tough competition, Microgaming emerged as the winner and won the top prize. Sources confirmed that what made Microgaming the number one contender for the award is its timeliness in releasing the Terminator 2 slot title. The newly launched slot game is now enjoying great popularity since its debut in June. The game was designed and based on the highly acclaimed silver screen flick. The slot featured the main characters from the movie along with the memorable and epic scenes and actions. According to Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, the company is thrilled and deeply honored for this award.

 

The exec continues that the Digital Product of the Year title is truly a big boost to the company. Raatgever also reiterated that the award is extra special because a distinguished panel of judges is what chose them for the title. He emphasized the judges are industry leaders carefully selected among their peers. The Microgaming CEO also added that this year is quite a busy year for the company with epic games created and released. The Terminator 2™ online slot title is one of the fruits of their hard work and hours of nonstop efforts to please and give entertainment to customers. Raatgever also cited his team for a job well done.

Frutoids Video Slot Winning Charm for Yggdrasil

Casino online operator Yggdrasil Gaming has recently made breakthroughs with the launch of its Fruitoids video slot title. The site is known for its impressive repertoire of games and the newest addition to their roster of slot titles was officially released in May 2014. Fruitoid became one of the most famous and highly preferred video slots accessible in several mobile gaming sites. According to reviews, the game is yet another example of the user-friendly and exciting slots Yggdrasil Gaming continuously creates. The newly debuted slot game is only the 4th of the six accessible and launched video slot games altogether. More and more slots lovers are into the fruit themed and innovative game which is now invading the Internet gambling world. Continue reading Frutoids Video Slot Winning Charm for Yggdrasil

2000th Game for Every Matrix Launched through Casino Engine

Casino online operator, Every Matrix is proud to announce another milestone as the company launched Yahtzee, the company’s 2000th game. The debut was officially made via Casino Engine, another Every Matrix masterpiece and a huge name in the software product niche. Official statement from the company confirms that Casino Engine is now offering 2000 games with the latest, as well as live, launch of Yahtzee. Continue reading 2000th Game for Every Matrix Launched through Casino Engine

Golden Nugget Casino’s “unshuffled” Cards Game Legal Says State Regulators

Two years ago, there was an incident at the Golden Nugget Casino in the Atlantic City where players won $1.5 million with unshuffled cards. Just recently, the issue has been cleared by the New Jersey casino regulators saying that neither the casino nor the players violated any rules. Continue reading Golden Nugget Casino’s “unshuffled” Cards Game Legal Says State Regulators